Meet Lindley Fraley! Lindley graduated summa cum laude from USC in 1998, where she was the valedictorian for the School of Public Policy and Management. She then attended UC Berkeley Law and obtained her JD in 2002. Lindley began her legal career at Latham & Watkins, focusing on intellectual property matters, environmental law, and complex business litigation, and then joined Payne & Fears, specializing in employment law. We were happy to have Lindley join Montage as one of our first freelance lawyers in 2010. Lindley has three children and three dogs, and enjoys traveling with her family.
Working with Montage has given me the opportunity to pursue other interests in my life, including the ability to pursue my advocacy for the Affordable Care Act. It has also allowed me to maintain my relationships in the legal world, which led to me being selected to speak at the OC Democratic Rally on the ACA.
Lindley Fraley, freelancing since 2010.
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Lindley Fraley graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1998, where she was the valedictorian for the School of Public Policy and Management. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002, where she graduated in the top 1/3 of her class.
Lindley began her career as an associate in the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins where she focused on intellectual property matters, environmental law, and complex business litigation. During her time at Latham, Lindley served as lead counsel on an unlawful detainer matter, drafted legislation for the California Water Code, negotiated multiple settlements, took and defended depositions, and worked on multiple complex cases. Lindley was also employed as Associate Counsel for K. Hovnanian Homes in Irvine, California, and worked on various real estate and employment law matters.
Following her time at Latham & Watkins, Lindley was an associate with Payne & Fears in Irvine, California, where she focused on employment and business litigation matters. At Payne & Fears, Lindley prepared multiple cases for trial, took and defended over 50 depositions, prepared dispositive motions on a regular basis, mediated cases, and counseled a broad spectrum of clients on various litigation and employment law matters.
Lindley currently works as an employment law and HR consultant. In this capacity, Lindley provides counseling on pre-litigation employment and labor law matters, DFEH and EEOC response letters, employee handbooks and policies, sexual harassment training, workplace investigations, and human resources training. In addition, through her affiliation with Montage Legal Group, Lindley is doing freelance litigation work for law firms in Los Angeles and Orange County.
In additional to her legal career, Lindley spends time with her family (preferably at the beach), running with her dogs, and wine tasting.